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to the test today. joe biden visiting with chinese president xi jinping. david mckenzie is in beijing following biden's visit. >> reporter: michaela, it was a red carpet welcome for the u.s. vice president but definitely tensions are high in this region. he'll be meeting with xi jinping, china's president, trying to diffuse attention. they announce an air defense zone, the u.s. saying a unilateral move that could lead to a wider conflict between these two economic power houses. biden will have to walk a tight rope in pressuring the chinese to dial back some of the rhetoric but also can't push too far. it's unlikely they'll go away from this zone, which they announced around two weeks ago. michaela? >> david, important meetings to be sure. thank you. the white house is prepared to negotiate a limited nuclear enrichment program for iran as long as the country holds up to its end of an international deal to curtail it's nuclear capabilities under rigorous global monitoring. the white house cautioned the program applies only to the nation's peaceful energy needs. the statement comes days
. indeed i am today the other. pollitt whole piece. us vice president joe biden says for relations with china to grow they must be built on trust his comments come amid disputes over the country's newly declared air defense identification zone. biden met with chinese said president she's thinking in the chain. china's state run television is reporting that preston explain his country's basic stance on the air defense of the mind and present she said the world as a whole was not tranquil. he added the only right choice facing china and the us is to strengthen dialogue and cooperation biden said the relationship between the two major powers must be based on trust. he added that as the basis on which real change is me the us vice president is on a six day tours to japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed with. as prime minister shinzo law benefit or nations will tolerate china's attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. india and japan have had diplomatic relations for just over sixty years. japan's emperor and empress are now visiting the south asian country and this wee
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
vice president biden was in the region. although he said, i had no direct connection to this happening. give us a background, context for this. is a coincidence? >> well, it appears to be a very strong coincidence. you can imagine with vice president biden in agency, he might be involved in the negotiations in the release of merrill newman. but he said he was not involved in the negotiations. he was in south korea. china is viewed as the country with the largest potential to influence north korea. it is north korea's closest ally but it is for assistance on the case concerning merrill newman. >> tell us more about why the north koreans would have number of american soldiers who fought in the korean war have gone back to north korea and have not created an incident in which the north koreans felt they should detain these soldiers. but merrill newman was not an ordinary soldier. he was guerrilla fighters. >> he's on his way home and we anticipate he'll be home very shortly. >>> assuring chuck hagel that the security agreement will be signed in a timely fashion. hagel apprised early this
president joe biden during a speech at work this week. the white house said that by the express us concerns to officials the bj hoff also very witty and allies for me and japan. on sunny and nice. witnesses said the asia pacific region rising over time as new air defense selling us vice president joe biden sit down with japanese prime minister so i bid on tuesday demanded reports on how biden stressed the importance of dialogue and avoiding conflict. us vice president joe biden met with japanese prime minister shinzo lot in tokyo on tuesday with security issues surrounding the asia pacific region topped the agenda would depend on that over time as controversial new air defense oh five is set out to reassure topic that the us japan alliance is the cornerstone of us security. he also called for better cooperation between washington and its allies in asia namely japan and korea with regard to the chinese defense so odd is that he will bring up the matter when he meets with chinese president teaching pain in beijing later this week prior to and in tokyo the first top of the week long trip with
mandela at texas away at the age of ninety five the vice president joe biden introduced new regional issues including the recent air defense browse and north korea's nuclear threats during a speech at one of the nation's top universities it is in north korea is believed to be deposed number two man may be hiding out in china in a quest for asylum in south korea on sunday it's the good sense. welcome to primetime years it's friday this ever sit here in korea life and soul mind and tell him thank you for joining us we begin with present at today's meeting with visiting us vice president joe biden at the presidential office that on a date this morning discussions of the current geopolitical tension in northeast asia that success to paint the presidential office correspondence onto to have to detox. even the president acting u s vice president biden stretched all the good hour long protest get told that the kids got to see the variety of issues freedom from the file at all to the global. first and for the mash the two sides be a further strong a lap full of lions. meet the meaning of and
of state john kerry and vice president joe biden meeting with allies and adversaries on issues from iran to afghanistan and china's territorial dispute with japan. before we get down to business in beijing today, the vice president surprised chinese citizens lined up for visas at the u.s. embassy. >>> white-out. a brutal winter storm blanketing the country. snow, ice, and a deep freeze. we'll have a live report from a very snowy denver, colorado. >>> and our favorite fictional anchorman has conquered broadcast news. now he's about to take on "sportscenter." >> you can have south beach, lebron. ronn burgundy is taking his talents to bristol. >>> and good day. i need ron burgundy it fill in for me today. i'm andrea mitchell, a little under the weather today in washington, where president obama is moving from offense to defense, trying to drive home the benefits of his health care plan despite its faulty rollout. it's a message he's going to be repeating every day between now and his anticipated holiday break. to the delight of nervous house democrats facing re-election next year. joining m
for nothing less. >> vice president joe biden arrives in japan tomorrow morning. it's his first stop on an east asian tour. originally, it was meant to promote trade. now the focus is on the growing dispute over islands in the east china sea. stephanie skowan has more from japan. >> they look like an army. they even act like an army. but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the her
things happen first. >> is there anything more you think joe biden or the president or any supporters in the administration are doing? >> as long as we have the conversation and keep things going, i'm encouraged to see the white house and senate are continuing conversations on mental health as well because this isn't just about guns, it's about the causes of gun violence which include mental wellness. that's important legislation on the table right now which we support. >> the house is expected to vote on the plastic gun ban, which expired december 9th or will expire december 9th unless renewed. what is your position on that? that vote is, i think, this afternoon? >> we fully support it should not be allowed to expire. it's been in place 25 years and it should continue. >> the 911 calls are due to be released tomorrow. is this going to only cause more pain for you and the other families? how does that impact your quest for gun legislation? >> we don't feel that the 911 calls should have been released but that decision has been made now. and it will affect our community certainly, and
don't photo what caused this crash. >> and haven't joe biden is in japan. he arrived in tokyo earlier today. his visit comes amid a growing dispute between japan and china over china's recent claim of a large swathe of air space in the region. anna coren has details on the dispute and the vice president's mission to asia. >> u.s. vice president joe biden arrives in japan as part of a week-long trip to asia, amid new tensions here in the asia-pacific region. as far as china's announcement of an air defense identification zone over disputed territory between china and japan. well, last week, the united states got involved flying unarmed b-52 bombers over the area along with several japanese surveillance planes. the chinese responded by scrambling fighter jets. vice president biden hopes to not only defuse tensions but also reaffirm america's commitment to the region. anna coren, cnn, tokyo. >> here's a look how biden's week is set to play out. tomorrow in japan, he'll meet with the prime minister there. then on wednesday the vice president heads to china where he is expected to discuss
by the u.s. vice president joe biden. he'd actually been in south korea and apparently there had been direct contact between the obama administration and pyongyang. as a result of that, the obama administration got a call saturday morning saying, without explanation, he was being released, and he suddenly appeared in beijing and got on a flight to the united states. this is what joe biden had to say. >> i offered him a ride home. but he got a direct flight to san francisco, his home. i don't blame him, i'd be on that flight too. >> also saying hereleased, got word on another u.s. citizen they were asking to be released. you know, that very public apology is often the way that they actually pave the way for citizens being released. not so in the case of kenneth bay. we will see what happens. good news today in san francisco for the newman family. >> good news indeed. we're glad he's home. did he actually say he wanted a cheeseburger and to see my wife? >> i think his wife came before the cheeseburger. that will be the most welcoming you can possibly get. kelly. >> all right, warming th
. >> thanks, nicole. walking a diplomatic tightrope, biden on a delicate mission to the far east and shrelanka, a small country with a big problem, one fourth of the people are suffering from diabetes and we will tell you what is being done about the health crisis. raising a glass to a new business detroit. the first distillery in more than 100 years. >> i'm mark morgan, the college playoff system starts next system and the final year of bcs could provide more than its share of controversy and i will explain later in sports. >>> right now you are looking at a live picture of the train derailment that happened yesterday effecting 26,000 commuters there in the new york city area. ♪ >> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washingto
for a living. next in your "world tonight." >>> treading lightly. vice president joe biden is in asia tonight hoping to make progress on two sensitive topics. >> nbc bay area's janelle wang is here with our "world tonight." >> raj and jessica, one issue has local ties. vice president biden is expected to discuss the detainment of palo alto war veteran merrill newman in north korea. biden arrived there today. the white house has already issued a formal request for newman's release. the 85-year-old was detained in late october after the end of a ten-day visit to north korea. over the weekend, north korean television aired a video of newman apologizing for crimes during the korean war. experts believe the statement was coerced. during the war, newman served in a top-secret army unit. nicknamed the white tigers. which trained anti-communist guerillas. >>> vice president biden will also visit south korea during his trip as well as china where he will meet with president xi jiping. the two will most likely discuss china's new claim over the east china sea and the threat it continues to make to coun
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diet found in greece italy spain and morocco. eli slice president joe biden is on his first visit to china since it declared a controversial air defense identification sound bite until a china's resident. washington is deeply concerned about the move. i didn't that she did in beijing on wednesday the us government official said biden told she had washington does not recognize the sound and is looking to china to take steps to reduce tensions. i don't know when it demanded that china had retracted to enroll to take what he called defensive measures against aircraft refusing to obey chinese instructions. he also urged china to establish hot lines with japan and other neighboring countries to avoid any unintended conscious. she would put explain china's position on the sound and the brown with japan over territorial claims in the east china sea. if it shows that the us government will be closely watching china's response in the coming days and weeks. i was on a six day tour of japan china and south korea on tuesday he agreed that japan's prime minister seems ill on that. they won't t
television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on the flight too. >> merrill newman praised the deportation, he called on north korea to release kenneth bae. he has been in prison for a year. >> they have kenneth bae who has no reason to be held and should be released immediately. we demand his release as well. >> that sentiment echoed by merrill newman's son. >> we add do not forget ner american, kenneth bae, who is still being held in the dprk and we hope that he, too, will be allowed to rejoin his family. >> merrill newman is expected to arrive in san francisco saturday morning. >> vice president joe biden says he played no direct role in merrill newman's release. >> preparations are under way for the burial of nelson mandela. people are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life wi
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, you can understand why. thank you. joe biden is on his way to asia right now. he left for a weeklong trip. he will visit leaders in japan, china and south korea. the trip is aimed to show other world powers that the u.s. remains focused on that region. says technical glitches that have plagued the federal health care website are gone and the site should allow more than 50,000 people at any one time to log on, or 800,000 people during a day. coming up, we hear from politico on whether the website's problems could impact president obama's second term agenda. anniversarythe 25th of world aids day. dozens of people gathered this evening for a candlelight vigil on f street northwest. they honor the memories of those who have died from aids and showed solidarity with people who are living with the virus. but ithink globally really want you to act globally. i mean that. get tested, know your status. practice safe sex. by ae event was sponsored clinic that was established in 1958 and has been at the forefront in providing education, counseling, care to people with aids and hiv. overseas, pop
political implications of his detention. >>> thank you. vice president joe biden has a week long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss or meet with anyone regarding mr. newman. we're following the story on air and online. we have it at >>> we have some developing news on a deadly train derailment in new york. authorities say there are some indications of what may have caused the commuter train to crash this morning killing four people. >> reporter: tonight investigators say they've located the black box in the wreckage of the commuter train, which could provide key data from the accident. >> our mission is not just to understand what happened, but why it happened. >> reporter: there was a problem as the train went into a sharp turn. >> we were going fast. as it hit the curve, it was flying. >> reporter: out of control and off the tracks. >> there was screaming and people crying out to god and asking for their families. >> reporter: four people were killed. more than 60 injured. >> i hit the
and may consider him a prisoner of war. >> vice president biden is in asia right now planning to visit the zone between north korea and south korea where the detention will come up and attend a tribute on saturday to americans killed during the korean war part of a week-long mission including talks with the leader of south korea, china and japan. >> in january, a new state law will protect mountain lions if they pose no immediate threat to people. we talk with crews about the controversial shooting of two cubs last year by the state game warden. >> richard will not forget the day a year ago when two mountain lion cubs wondered into his neighbor and were shot and killed by wardens would thought they posed a threat. >> it didn't seem it was necessary to kill them. we need to do everything we can to protect these animals. >> there are opportunities and options now not available last year. >> the state senator says the killings of the countries sparked so much public outrage that it prompted him to propose legislation requiring game wardens to use fault lethal alternatives unless they pose
security. if it's meant to safeguard flight order and security india and us vice president biden said that china and it is unacceptable he said chris and i tend to change the status quo while tom offered a rebuttal to u s criticism age of consent for the relationship between the two countries. china and the large storage depot in mutual trust. we should manage our differences and to some of its new progress in our relations. china hopes to equip us to build a new mall for major contracts. he stressed that china wants to avoid seen this kid is an issue and their relations from wheat the year last international human rights groups and as the last five presidents into press chinese leaders to release the wind for nobel peace laureate and you shall go from house to ma's killed by minimizing china on wednesday as we've been reporting he's expected to meet the chinese president and other leaders in asia you shall was placed under house amassed in shortly after her husband won the peace prize in two thousand ten. supporters say she has a heart ailment. they say she's mentally fatigued becaus
is jujay. the question is when or if kenneth bay will ever be released. >> joe biden welcomed the decision and called for the release of kenneth bay. >> now to the passing of nelson mandela. you are seeing live pictures where people from all over the world are gathering in johannesburg celebrating his life with dance, prayer and a photograph. it was a unique gift to bring people together even in death. >> nelson mandela dreamt of a rainbow nation. south africa is not present. this couple remembered the man called tata. >> to see this many people across - across borders and across races singing together and honouring an amazing man. >> we are here because of nelson mandela. we live the same life as other people. he was the greatest father in the world. >> during apartheid black south africans couldn't even walk the streets. now they come here to sing. old protest songs. [ singing ] >> they danced to songs about nelson mandela's life. he empowered them and the country to emerge from their laws. >> what have you taken from his leadership? >> unity. that's the most important thing. >> peace, r
wife. >> vice president joe biden welcomed his relief but mentions that north korea is still holding another u.s. citizens. >> they have mr bay, who has no reason for being held in the north and should be released immediately. we are demanding his release as well. mr newman will return today and be reunited with his family. >> more from rob mcbride in beijing. >> merrill newman's release has come from delicate behind-the-scenes negotiations. he arrived in one flight from pyongyang, and is on his way to the west coast of america. he said little. he said he's pleased to be free and is looking forward to seeing his wife, obviously, and the american embassy here said that he received consular assistance, and the state department welcomed the release. it seems to have been arrived at on account of his apology that he gave last week. he'd been held for a month for alleged hostile acts against north korea. what they were we still don't know. it could have been connected with his war service. we know that he was working with american special forces, training and operating with partisan unit
states apparently brokered by the swedish government, vice president joe biden was in south korea and offered newman a ride home on air force 2. newman declined the flight and said choosing for a commercial flight here to san francisco international airport. it's unknown exactly what time on what flight he might come in, but there are in fact two flights from china arriving tomorrow morning. live at sfo, kpix5. >> and since 2009, north korea has detained six americans released five of them. the only one still being held is kenneth bay. >>> there is a mountain of flowers and candles outside the home of nelson mandela. a steady stream of mourners stopping by since learning of his death yesterday. a public memorial is being planned since tuesday. after that, his body will lie in state for three days. the funeral is set a week from sunday in mandela's hometown. leaders from all over the world are expected to attend the service, including president obama and the first lady and former president george bush and his wife laura. >>> san francisco is planning its own memorial to the former
apologized for his crimes and because of his age and medical condition. >>> vice president biden who was in south korea praised newman's released and asked if he wanted to fly home in style. >> i of offered him a ride home on air force 2, but without a direct flight to san francisco, i don't blame him. i would be on that flight too. >> newman is expected to board the flight to sfo shortly and return home to his waiting and relieved family. >> absolutely. >>> still to come, remembering nelson mandela. the tributes here and in south africa. >> and the great christmas light fight. and the bay area family trying to take home a win in the battle over the best holiday display. >> and we are keeping an eye on the cold weather and the you have time to shop for car insurance today? yeah. i heard about progressive's "name your price" tool? i guess you can tell them how much you want to pay and it gives you a range of options to choose from. huh? i'm looking at it right now. oh, yeah? yeah. what's the... guest room situation? the "name your price" tool, making the world a little more progressi
on air force 2 by joe biden who happened to be in south korea, but he opted for a special flight that will land some time soon. >>> since this afternoon, the family had to give their reless. >> is this a great moment for us as a family and will be even better when we have a chance to be back together in a few hours. >> reporter: this is video of meryl newman arriving in beijing china, a few hours after the north korea regime deported him because of his age and medical condition. >> we had a chance to speak briefly with meryl who was in beijing. he is eager to be reunited with his parent. it was last month that the tape him admitting wrong was released. >> he seems to have gone there with every good wish and intentions, and it seems like it's one of those things that went array. >> reporter: and now meryl ask headed black to the bay, back to family in time for the holidays. >> it's been a difficult ordeal for us as family, particularly for him. we want to thank everyone who gave us the opportunity to bring him home. >> reporter: he will arrive this weekend. it's unknown exactly wh
discussionse north koreans about getting him free. helped by the fact that u.s. vice president joe biden was on the ground this weekend. apparently there had been direct contact and washington got a phone call early saturday morning saying we're letting him go, no explanation. for the family here and all his support, it was an immense relief. saying it's time for well deserbed rest. >> we will have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we also ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae, who's still being held in the tprk and we hope he will be allowed to rejoin with his family soon. >> dprk being what north korea is also known as. kenneth bae who he's referring to there is the missionary was who sentenced to hard labor in 2010 on what appears to be, according to the koreans, offenses against the state. you're seeing his mother visiting him in hospital after he fell ill in the autumn of this year. no indication of what his condition is at the moment. but joe biden in south korea also calling for his
for his alleged crimes and because of his age and medical condition. and as mentioned also, joe biden is in south korea right now meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary of armistice. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he didn't play any direct role in newman's release. he also called attention to k kennets bae, who they say should be released also, authorities released bae last year, he was a missionary and tour operator. he was sentenced in may to 15 years of hard labor, on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >>> and merrill newman is our top story here in the bay area. >>> and the cold weather could have been the cause of another death, the man was found dead in dublin, if the exposure to cold caused his death he would be the fifth person to die as a result of the cold weather. speaking of that cold weather we have new details on a water main break in castro valley that caused quite a mess. the crews were back early this morning, filling in the 10 x 15 foot sinkhole that opened up last night. this is what the street looked l
korea said they released newman because he apologized for his alleged crimes. vice president joe biden is in south korea meeting with u.s. soldiers as part of the 60th anniversary. he praised north korea for releasing newman and added he did not play direct role in securing the veteran's release and called attention to this man, kenneth bae, another u.s. citizen being held in north korea. >> it is a positive thing they have done but they have bae who has no reason being held and should be released immediately. and we are going to continue to demand his release, as well. >> authorities arrested bae on charges of committing hostile acts against north korea. >> merrill newman's homecoming story is our top story on >>> we are learning the oakland as bid was initially denied by major league baseball quite some time ago. major league baseball commissioner informed the team in a letter back on june 17. that letter turned up in a federal court filing last night. all of this is stemming from a lawsuit between the city of san jose and baseball. the team's owner says he is still f
the country. vice president joe biden in south korea for a memorial honoring korean war dead said he had no role in the negotiations but while praising newman's release, added that another american, christian missionary kenneth bae, is still jailed in north korea. >> mr. bae has no reason of being held and should be released immediately. >> reporter: but an elderly retiree with a heart condition is now home looking forward to kicking back. >> i think i'll probably take my shoes off. >> reporter: his wife, lee, so relieved to have him back. >> 42 days is a long time to wait. >> reporter: an end to a time in history which is much more than merrill newman bargained for. when asked today if he'd ever return to north korea he said "probably not" and smiled. >> mike taibbi, thank you. >>> deadly weather is making life miserable for millions of people. 11 weather related deaths have been reported. weather channel meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's
release came as vice president joe biden toured the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea. sorely --newman shortly after he learned of his release after wrapping up his trip to asia. organizers of a charity race involving prince harry are suspending the race because of bad weather conditions. they plan to continue the journey to the south pole. harry is a member of one of three teams involving injured soldiers who left last week. the teams will now be driven part of the route, then finish the final 70 miles on foot. 7 on your side with a health alert. doctors are reporting a major advance. they say an experimental treatment called gene therapy is giving high success rates in tests in more than 120 patients. the treatment involves removing certain white load cells, altering them in a lab to contain a gene that attacks cancer, and then returning them to the patient. actors are detailing the studies at a weekend, -- doctors are detailing the study said a weekend conference. the five-year-old cancer survivorno
how the rules will work. joe biden was here in seoul speaking to the south korean president and they are very much on the same page as the south korean partners. >> harry fawcett, thanks for that, from seoul. >> let's go to beijing, to rob mcbride. how are the chinese to react? >> we are still waiting, but they issued plans last week. they expressed their regret and will respond pragmatically, keeping open linings of communication with south korea, urging them to work within international law and convention. coincidentally when china set up its own air defense zone which brought about this counter rise in tensions, it says and maintains that it was working within the international law. although of that it's disputed by many others. >> thank you, rob mcbride. >> in the occupied west bank a 15-year-old has been killed whilst playing football and he was shot in the back. the family is blaming the israeli military for his death. they are investigating. >> sudan's vice president resigned as part of a cabinet reshuffle. he was an important figure behind the 1994 coup that brought
and police are dismantling camps. u.s. vice president joe biden said violence has no part in a democratic society. i spoke to steven rosenberg. >> are the ukrainian authorities using different tactics? >> certainly today we saw far more police in the center of kiev than we did yesterday, particularly in the government district a short distance from independence square here. what they were doing was trying to push gradually the protestors away from key government buildings. now on the square here, independence square, we haven't seen any police today. but the authorities have made it clear they would like protestors to leave this square. >> is there any sign at all of an end to this stand-off between the government and the protestors? >> no sign at the moment. these protestors say they are determined to remain here in the center of kiev. opposition leaders have shown they are capable of bringing on to the streets of kiev huge crowds, hundreds of thousands. they came here and gathered on the square on sunday. and yet they have been unable to force concessions from the government. on the oth
is on his way. >> vice president biden praised new man rae lease. he met with government leaders in south korea spoke with new man by phone after his release. vice president also said i offered him a ride home on air force 2 but as he pointed out there's a direct flight to san francisco so i don't blame him i would be on that flight, too. he wanted to come straight home. >> south africa is holding a series of events to honor nelson mandela who died yesterday at the edge of 95. sunday will be national day of prayer and reflection. on tuesday a memorial service will take place in johannesburg stadium. the anti-apartheid leader body will lie in state starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of
san francisco. does coincide with a visit to south korea by joe biden, the u.s. vice president. and officials are saying that newman's release was the result of direct contact between washington and pyongyang. biden said it was a good thing the north koreans released someone. they should never have had in the first place. >>> offered him a ride home on air force two but a direct flight to san francisco, his home. so i don't blame him. i would be on that flight, too. >> and the vice president also calling for the release of kenneth bae, another american citizen who is being held by the north koreans. but the news for today really is mer merrill newman. there are some passengers coming through now. i'm not sure if they were on the flight from beijing. i imagine it's literally just getting to the airport right now. stay with us. back to you. >> dominic, thank you very much. we will be keeping close tabs on merrill newman as he arrives at san francisco international airport. if he makes remarks we will bring those to you as they develop. >>> we invite you to join us. former governo
the suspension of fighting in 1953. wrapping up his tour of asia, vice president joe biden mentioned bae today while talking about newman's release. >> they have mr. bae who has no reason being held. should be released immediately. we are going to demand his release, as well. at least there is one spot of sunshine today. >> it's 800 to about 1,000 americans go to north korea each year. biden says he played no role securing merrill newman's release. newman's family is urging north korea to release bae so he can join his family. >>> it's now a deadly mix of weather slamming much of the united states. weather related deaths being reported in the midwest and plains regions tonight. in texas, icy conditions proving to be too much for some drivers. it's so much snow it looks like it was shot in black and white. just at this massive backup along i-35 in denton county. takes your breath away. a driver was killed when he lost control of his pick-up truck and it plunged off a bridge into lake louisville. you can see the vehicle being pulled from the water here. tennessee coping with ice and snow. the co
was released as vice biden arrives in south korea. >> for the moment we don't know much about the negotiations that went into freeing merrill newman. the vice president by himself said he was not involved in the negotiations to free merrill newman. biden being in asia when you have the vice president, it's easy to make those kind of connections. he was in sea. right now south korea and north korea are not talking. the other country could have been china. it's not clear if they were pressed to help. >> talk about the relations with the united states and north korea. will this impact that relationship. >> for the moment we can't tell. it's important to keep m mind that kenneth bae is still being held in north korea. it's a major contention between the states and north korea. what do the north koreans want? they want to engage with the yates and have bilateral talks. the americans are not willing to do so unless the north koreans will give up their nuclear program. that is something they have not been eye to eye on. >> international inspectors are in iran. hassan rouhani repeated an assertion tha
feels good and he is very eager to see his wife. vice president joe biden was in south korea when newman was released. the white house says biden did offer him a ride home on air force 2 but he decided to take a direct flight to fso instead. the government reiterated calls to release another american, kenneth bay who has been captive more than a year now. >>> some san francisco police officers will trade in uniforms for seattle sea hawks gear sunday. it's away that hope to deal with rowdy fans against seattle. the seahawks crushed them in september. greg showed off the examples of the gear for his officers. he said there will be officers, more officers on duty during the game. >>> batkid is returning to san francisco for a fund-raiser. the 5-year-old cancer survivor, miles cot became an internet sensation last month. now they are returning to lead the brave the bay charity. >> make a wish foundation is another charity the 49ers patronize. miles will lend help to the 49ers sunday. >>> it is a busy weekend for batkid. the triathlon starting this morning to raise $75,000 for the make a wish
of the airport in the company of u.s. diplomats from the embassy. they did say that joe biden had offered to give him a lift out on air force two. in the end, he decided to at that time direct route on a commercial flight and he would arrive in san francisco to be united with his family in just a few hours from now, erica. >> i'm sure they are looking forward to having him back with them. ian williams for us this morning in beijing, thank you. >>> turning to the bitter blast of cold and snow wreaking havoc across the country. at least ten people have been killed and there is another storm right behind this one. mark potter is in memphis this morning with the very latest. tough conditions there, mark. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of the cold temperatures overnight and this is what i'm talking about, you can see and even hear the ice on these now brittle plants. memphis has had to change its weekend plans. it was scheduled to host a big marathon here with some 20,000 runners coming here to raise money for st. jude's hospital but because of the icy conditions overnight, they have
in seoul. and joe biden continues his asian trip to beijing. on the november front, we'll get services pmi out of japan and india, as well. >>> we'll take a short break. still to come, what global macro environment will investors face in 2014? less of a fiscal drag? will the central banks withdraw stimulus or keep pumping? plenty more announcements coming up in the second hour of "worldwide exchange." see you in a few moments. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. >>> you're watching "worldwide exchange." i'm ross westgate. stocks in europe fall with miners leading declines and hovering near a five-month low after a steep drop overnight for gold. the opposition camped outside of parliament in the ukraine called for a no confidence vote. >>> plus, the web may be winning out this season. cyber monday sales hit a new record
fleeing. we will tell you all about it and what happened. plus, joe biden is visiting china right now. this comes at a time of high tension and the vice president is making a big request to chinese students. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? jon: a texas man on the run after police say that he murdered his girlfriend. it was all caught on tape. we have patti ann browne with more on that. reporter: , that is right, he is accused of stabbing his girlfriend and burning her body. eleven days ago he was pulled over in buffalo, texas. it was captured on the police dashboard camera. the officer did not realize that a suspicious man was morgan, but he tried to pull a pistol out from his waistband. during the struggle, police say that morgan had butted him untrendy officer. after falling to the ground, he got up and was able to get away. in a manhunt continues for the fugitive who is al
would support vice president biden if he runs. >> i think the world of him. >> a recent cnn poll shows if clinton, hillary clinton does not run, biden would be the initial favorite for the democratic nominee. long before pope francis became the world's most powerful catholic, reminded parishioners he was once just like us. he too held odd jobs in his youthful get this, he was a night club bouncer booting unsavory characters from the velvet rope line. certainly a change from his approach today. he also worked at a chemical laboratory and he woke at 5:30 in the morning to do the priests' laundry. at the very least you can say he paid his dues. >>> billy joel just signed a deal, the first of its kind, to perform at the garden once a mofl he is a big draw in the empire state having performed dozens of joe's at the msg including 12 consecutive shows. he even has a banner in the arena. he said he's played all over the world but there is no place like home. the first four shows which were already planned are sold out. >>> the pentagon has a new number, too. not only is kristine fox the first
president biden. speaking to reporters about being back on american soil. >> it's been a great, great homecoming. tired but ready to stay with my family now and thank you all for the support we got and very much appreciate it. >> we are following the story in los angeles. i have to say, he looks pretty good considering what he's gone through. >> absolutely. this is a 32-day ordeal. that's quite a lot for an 85-year-old guy to go through. he wouldn't say exactly how the north koreans had treated him. the only comment he gave us was the food was healthy. no other details. he was very much aware there had been heavy diplomatic efforts to get him released. something he acknowledged when he spoke to the press earlier. listen to this. >> i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang and the american embassy in beijing for all their help. >> he'd been accused by the north koreans of crimes committed during the korean war. at that time, back in the 1950s, it was 1953, the war, he actually helped run a team of south korean guerrillas who where fighting against the north. as he was parting t
health. this weekend, as vice president biden prepares for a trip to asia, the obama administration weighed in for the first time, urging the north koreans to release newman, given his advanced age and health conditions. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> reporter: the newman family, hoping to have him home before the new year. susan saulny, abc news, washington. >> susan, thank you. >>> and back in washington tonight, the national zoo's new female panda finally has a name. the public voting online for the name bao bao, which means treasure or precious in chinese. that name getting 123,000 votes. by the way, bao bao is 100 days old today. >>> there is still much more ahead on "world news" this sunday night. the play of the weekend, and the announcer you probably didn't hear. >> 25, 30, 35, 40, 45. there goes davis! >> oh my god! >> davis is going to run -- >> the amazing touchdown, and the play by play. you have to hear how it ends, as we track down the hometown announcer. >>> later tonight, the anchorman filling in this weekend. stunning one town
, we give them something. >> kimberly, thank you. >> vice president joe biden has a week-long trip planned to asia this week, including a stop in south korea. this is video of him in panama two weeks ago. he plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. there's no word at this point if he plans to discuss with anyone the arrest of merrill newman. there's a statement that asks for the release of merrill newman as well as kenneth bay, another american held in the communist country. we are following the story at nbc bay type in detained in north korea in the search bar and you'll get the very latest information. >>> we are following a developing story tonight. san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting. detectives tell us the victim was trying to sell a game console when he was shot and killed. the robbery and shooting happened about 3:30 this afternoon near the mission district. investigators say the victim a man in his 20s arranged online to meet up with a buyer. when the buyer showed up, he reportedly stole the conso
in the past decade, but this was his first known trip to the north. >>> vice president joe biden will stop in south korea this week during his week-long visit to asia. as of now, there's no word whether he's discuss or meet with anyone regarding merrill newman and his arrest in north korea. the vice president plans to participate in a ceremony honoring u.s. troops who died during the korean war. over the weekend, the white house released a statement asking for the release of newman and kenneth bae, another american held in the communist country. >>> we have more on this story on our website at just search merrill newman. >>> people across the country recognize the progress that's been made in the fight against hiv during world a.i.d.s. day, but activists say there's still more work to do. about 600 people gathered at the a.i.d.s. memorial grove at golden gate park yesterday marking the 25th annual world a.i.d.s. day. people also attended a showing of a documentary called "we were here," chronicling the a.i.d.s. epidemic. >> the wonderful thing is that where people have acce
for over a year. the dprk the official name of north korea. vice president biden had comments about merle newman's release. >> it's a positive thing they have done they have mr. bay who has no reason to be held. he should be releaseddeded reley and wimmediately and we are goio tip to demand his release as well there is one ray of sunshine today that mr. newman will be reunited with his family. >> as i said he will be home for thforholidays. >> we'll get to kenneth bay in a second. do we have any information on why mr. new flman was held? >> we are learning that newman was not an ordinary soldier he was part of secret unit called the white tigers so from the north cor korean officers persps not a normal soldier. >> we are getting pictures in from beijing. and they are the first pictures of merle newman being released. they are not live they are taped picture. we have just received them. he is coming off the plane in beijing and ?riel smiling and ay day after a morchl month in cap. we are talking about kenneth bay who is still being held is there more hope that ke kenneth bay my be released
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